Secret Los Angeles (Paperback, 2022, Jonglez Publishing) 5 stars

A concrete jungle surrounded by abundant nature, Los Angeles is surprisingly more than just celebrities, …

You'd never guess L.A. was this interesting

5 stars

The house from the Thriller video. Abandoned missile control sites. The graves of Carole Lombard and Clark Gable… and their lovers. The steps down which Laurel and Hardy dropped a piano.

This is not your Fodor's L.A. With lots of offbeat sites - A street steeper than Lombard! Dine with cops! A fiberglass chicken! - there's something in here to interest any L.A. unbeliever.

Worth the trip? Don't know. But the book got me thinking seriously about whether L.A. could be fun, and that's a 5-star lift.